Oonops pulcher (Templeton, 1835)
A small, pink coloured Spider of woodlands, Oonops pulcher is best found by sorting through leaf litter on a white sheet or tray. We find it regularly by sampling leaf litter and debris taken from within the hollow trunks of ancient Oaks at Sherwood Forest, where it occurs widely. Probably quite widespread in Nottinghamshire, Oonops pulcher has also been recorded from the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust's Idle Valley NR near Retford.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Oonops pulcher
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Howard Williams. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). 

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Updated January 2024

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